Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

Open forum

Britannia Stirs the Waves

DHAKA: From inside the Ministerial corridors deep within the bowels of the Houses of Parliament to the assorted media frenzy assembled on College Green just a stone’s throw away, the prevailing post-referendum sentiment in Westminster is palpable: this is history in the making. As

Ideal platform for launching development

DHAKA: All Europe Bangladeshi Association (AEBA) is   organizing the two days (November 19th and 20th) Bangladesh Global Summit 2016 (www.bangladeshglobalsummit.com) in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The essence of the convention is establishing a bridge among Bangladeshis living in the

Recent outbreak, our social amenableness

DHAKA: It is scientifically proved that every species feels the necessity to protect their offspring. Then why are human beings becoming self-destructive day by day? They are beating, sexually abusing and sometimes killing children. Maybe, these children are not their own but, this

Diplomatic row after Bangladesh hangs pro-Pak war criminal

Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty On 11 May in Dhaka Central Jail, Bangladesh hanged its fifth and most high-profile war criminal, amidst extraordinary security measures. The execution of Motiur Rahman Nizami, the leader or Amir of the Jamaat-e-Islami, triggered both jubilation and anger

Democracy can only flourish where press can work freely

Today (May 3), we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day.  Established by the United Nations (UN), it offers us an opportunity to celebrate the essential role that press freedom plays in democracy. As President Obama said, World Press Freedom Day is “a time for us to reflect and honor

Reversing the trend of child marriage

There is a new research entitled “Context of child marriage and its implications in Bangladesh” revealing some interesting findings. As appeared in The Daily Sun (March 29, 2016), child marriage has a negative effect on girls’ educational attainment and girls who are married off

“No Turning Back in the Global Fight Against Climate Change”

Marcia Bernicat U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh As people around the globe observe Earth Day today, world leaders are making history at the United Nations in New York.  Over 100 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, representing their commitment to join it

Will Cricket go to museum someday?

Let’s check out overall performance of Netherlands in the last T-20 world cup held in Bangladesh in 2014. In qualification round they had won two of their three matches and book their seat in Super Ten round. One of those matches was against Ireland. They had to win the match in

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016

Today is International Women’s Day and the theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The 2030 Agenda comprises 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals which were agreed by world leaders in 2015.

Antibiotic from breast milk

Including ‘the guardian’, ‘the Times’, ‘Science Health’, several worlds recognized daily and news sites published report in between 21 to 25 January 2016 on newly discovered Antibiotic from Human Milk. Breast milk protein could fight against drug resistance: Protein

Corporal punishment ineffective, damaging, wrong

Corporal punishment (CP) has been much in the news of late, especially in Bangladesh, which this month celebrated the fifth year of its ban in schools to protect its children and the nation’s future. Dr. Ronald W. Pies, MD, professor of psychiatry and lecturer on biothetics and

Religious freedom, pluralism are enduring American values

DHAKA: Religious liberty is an integral factor of American life and has been since our Nation’s founding. Indeed, many of the first European settlements in America were comprised of individuals and families fleeing religious persecution. Not surprisingly, this fundamental right is the

Metro Rail will be a blessing for Dhaka

DHAKA: We obesrve with shock and surprise the  opposition against Metro Rail project by a section of less iformed or motaived  section of students and academia of Dhaka University (DU). The map of the proposed routes suggest a section of the Metro Rail will traverse through Dhaka

A perfect day to stop corporal punishment to children

SIR FRANK PETERS All children should be able to experience the sunrise without the treat of a whipping overcast and clouding their day Teachers change people, people change the world. Unfortunately, both good and bad teachers have this powerThis coming Wednesday, January 13, 2016, is a

9 women envoys against gender-based violence

DHAKA: As women ambassadors representing nine nations, there are certainly a wide range of issues on which we focus. Yet we all vigorously agree on this: the urgent need to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in Bangladesh, in our own countries, and across the globe.Studies show

Scottish report condemns corporal punishment

Findings of a study in Scotland this week revealed children who are subjected to corporal punishment could become depressed and violent later in life.According to the report commissioned by non-profit organizations including Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, Scotland’s Children’s

Paris Attacks: Double Standard in World Media

Since the new wave of Paris attacks on last Friday, the mainstream media plunged into Paris and covered the heinous terrorist attack that took away 129 civilian lives. The media covered the attacks with utmost importance, making headlines after headlines.This is something we all should

Ireland follows Bangladesh's lead

It’s a sad day for Irish wooden spoon manufacturers. Ireland has just become the latest country to ban corporal punishment in all settings, including homes and schools. Wooden spoons were the most commonly cursed implement used for corporal punishment in Irish homes.Ireland banned

Returning Home with a thrilling experience

DHAKA: Can you imagine how thrilling it is to represent one’s country to other nation, experience a nation that has so many things to offer to the rovers, get exposed to the culture of that country, meeting the local people, have the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of

Technology for displaced: A bridge of hope amid crisis

DHAKA: Abu Zeid, a Syrian refugee, a few weeks ago spoke to The Guardian. He said, “I’ve reached a point where I know I could die at sea and I’m prepared to go even on a piece of wood because life is so hard. The circumstances we’ve been living in for four years until now, we’re